A round-up of the World Natural Hair Show's most popular styles.
The best way to describe this style is that it's the inverse concept of a mullet: business in the back, party in the front. These cuts leave the hair big, loose and free on top and then taper their way down to a close crop (and sometimes a fade) at the nape of the neck. I found that this shapely, modern take on the classic afro silhouette looked super haute on a variety of hair textures and curl patterns. How to get this style? Head to the local barber shop and have them shape you up. If you're nervous about losing length and don't want to commit to a cut, try a style that creatively blends french braids and flat twists to secure the hair closer to the scalp, giving the illusion of a tapered cut shape.